Jordanian Army personnel killed in an armed clash with smugglers

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AMMAN – A military source in the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army (JAF), announced on Tuesday that one of its personnel had been killed in an armed clash with smugglers on the northern Jordanian border.اضافة اعلان

According to Al-Mamlaka TV, the source mentioned in a statement that at exactly four o'clock on Tuesday morning, an armed clash occurred on the northern border of the Kingdom with dozens of smugglers who opened fire on the Jordanian border guards. They reportedly took advantage of low visibility and dense fog to smuggle large quantities of drugs. Rules of engagement were applied, resulting in the killing of several smugglers and forcing the remaining ones to flee deeper into Syrian territory.

The source added that the clash led to the killing of Warrant Officer Iyad Abdul Hamid Al-Nuaimi and the injury of Warrant Officer Salem Muftan Salem, both from the Border Guards. The injured was evacuated to Al-Ruwaished Government Hospital, and his condition is reported as moderate.

The source affirmed that the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army deals forcefully and firmly with any infiltration or attempt to smuggle, protecting the borders and preventing anyone from endangering Jordan's national security.

The General Command of the Armed Forces mourned the death of Iyad Al-Nuaimi and also wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

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